BY: JORGE BONILLAA recent Pew study finds that a majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, along with a majority of Hispanics. National support for legalization now stands at 52-45, while a simple majority of Hispanics support at 51%.
The Pew study found that from 2006, the percentage of individuals that deemed marijuana use to be a moral issue versus those who didn’t flip-flopped. The amount of individuals that believed marijuana to be morally acceptable remained near-constant.
Per Fox Latino:
Support for legalizing marijuana jumped higher for Latinos – 16 percent – since 2010 than it did in the general population, which saw a rise of 11 percent, according to the study, published by Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan research group.
More than half of Latinos – 51 percent – say that the use of marijuana should be made legal, slightly less than the 52 percent in the general population who said the same. But Hispanics were less likely – 34 percent – to say they have tried marijuana than blacks or whites, half of whom reported having tried it.